Criminal Minds S13E22 “Believer”

The season finale was crazy, full of twists and emotional moments, and it had one of those cliffhangers that will have the audience counting the seconds until the next season. Bookend Quotes Penelope Garcia: “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” by Oscar Wilde Spoilers ahead Advertisements

Criminal Minds (S13E21) “Mixed Signals”

Bookend Quotes Luke Alvez: “Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Tara Lewis: “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma   If you thought Criminal Minds was losing its magic you were wrong. The season finale…

Criminal Minds (S13E20) “All you can eat”

Bookeend quotes: Emily Prentiss: “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”  by Anonymous Penelope Garcia: “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” by Mark Twain Good episode, although the focus is on Penélope García, who brings all the feelings to…

Criminal Minds (S13E19) Ex Parte

Don’t mess with the Simmon’s Bookend quotes: Emily Prentiss: “Violence is not a catalyst but a diversion.” – Joseph Conrad Matt Simmons: It is Proverbs that reminds us, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” The episode 19 is called Ex Parte and it focuses strongly in the new…

Criminal Minds (S12E02): “Sick Day” 

Review:  Powerful. Vulnerable. Mother. Wife. Friend and Colleague. Jennifer Jareau are all those things and more, and in the latest episode of Criminal Minds each facet of her make up as a person is explored. Played, for 12 years, by AJ Cook, this latest episode titled “Sick Day” focused of JJ and her response to…

Criminal Minds (S12E01): “The Crimson King”

Review:  12 seasons later Criminal Minds continues to be psychologically thrilling, with moments of comedy and an overall sense of teamwork, loyalty and unapologetic commitment to justice. Opening their season, the BAU Team have their hands full, still on the hunt for the escaped serial killers of last season. “The Crimson King” opened on an…

Criminal Minds (S11E22): “The Storm”

Review:  Criminal Minds’ hotly anticipated season finale was nothing short of gripping. After the previous episode left us hanging, we were all eager to see what storm Antonia Slade (Frances Fisher) was talking about. What did she know? What did she have planned? Well, the episode itself started off like any other normal morning –…

Criminal Minds (S11E21): “Devil’s Backbone”

Review: Criminal Minds never ceases to pull out a heart-stopping penultimate episode, and this one was no different. Add to the high-octane nature, guest star Francis Fisher, and it’s a combination worthy of applause. The episode titled “Devil’s Backbone” opens with two police officers in the mail room of a prison; they are going through…

Criminal Minds: (S11E20) “Inner Beauty”

Review: This week’s Criminal Minds episode “Inner Beauty” was the first that saw the newly smaller team come up against one, quite odd Unsub. The team definitely, for the first time in a couple of season, feels relatively smaller since the departure of Morgan (Shemar Moore). Briefly solved last week with the return of Prentiss…

Criminal Minds: (S11E19) “Tribute”

Review: It is safe to say that last week’s Criminal Minds had us reaching for the tissues, and just a week on we are all probably still coming to terms with the reality that our beloved Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) has moved on. But if there was ever a solution that may dull the ache…

Criminal Minds: (S11E18) “Beautiful Disaster”

Review: When we look back on moments from the past eleven seasons of Criminal Minds, there are quite a few that stand out when it comes to leaving us floored, both mentally and emotionally. When Spencer (Matthew Gray Gubler) was abducted, Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) shot, Hotch (Thomas Gibson) tormented by Foyet, JJ (AJ Cook) tortured…

Criminal Minds: (S11E17) “The Sandman”

Review: The latest Criminal Minds episode titled, “Sandman”, jumped forward 6 months following the events that saw Derek (Shemar Moore) abducted, held hostage and tortured. In the opening moments of the episode, Derek is seen arriving back at the BAU following an extended period of leave. We discover from this beat, that he an Savannah…